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Android Oreo or Android Orellete?

Published Aug 21st, 2017 1:14PM EDT
Android 8.0 Oreo
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Later today, Google will finally tell us what the “O” in Android O stands for. It’s not a coincidence that it’s all happening on the same day we’re being treated to a rare solar eclipse — what does that O remind you of? But with a few hours to go until Google’s big reveal, we have two contenders for Android O’s final name.

One of them is Android Oreo, which is probably the best option and every Android fan’s choice for this particular Android version. Well-known leaker Evan Blass tweeted the name quite a few times in the past few days:

And then there’s Android Orellete, which clearly doesn’t sound as good as Oreo, and it’s also the name of a dessert not many people may be familiar with. It’s apparently a Catalan dessert shaped into a large sized ear.

Nova Launcher product manager Cliff Wade believes that Android 8.0 is Android Orellete.

Blass retweeted Wade’s claim, but he then reiterated his belief that Android 8.0 will be called Android Oreo.

Oreo does make the most sense in this current situation. Again, it’s eclipse day in the US, and the day Google chose to tell us the name of its next major Android update. An Oreo looks a lot more like a solar eclipse than an Orellete.

Will Google also release the final Android 8.0 build on Monday? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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